Tag: Weizenbaum

Eliza- Don’t rely on her

Eliza, who was created first in 1966, was the first interactive “chat bot.”  In class we learned that Weizenbaum created Eliza as somewhat of a joke, to mimic that computers could  really know what humans were thinking.  To many, Eliza served and operated much like a therapist.  She would respond to  a person’s text with simple answers, mostly questions- much like a…